Category Archives: Perserverance

GUEST POST! How to Get Over a Bad Book Review, by Rebecca Neely

Please welcome Rebecca Neely! Beckie’s excellent article on dealing with the emotion –often difficult–following a bad review is invaluable to not only new and debut authors but seasoned authors as well. Beckie, thanks for sharing! How to Get Over a … Continue reading

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New Hat: Published Author! by Janina Grey

I’ve always joked that I have multiple personalities in reference to the numerous different hats I wear at any given moment. In reality, these hats complete me. And now I have one more to add to my wardrobe. First, there … Continue reading

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Springtime Friendship

Spring presents a fresh and friendly start to life on multiple levels. The photo shows my garden glistening from the Good Friday shower. Rhodies, rosemary, and unknown shrubs bloom into splashes of welcomed color. Neighbors and a friend in nursing … Continue reading

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What’s Old is New

This morning on my Facebook feed I found something amazing. No worries, it’s not a political post, but it is about something we can all agree on. SHOES! Toms shoes, those cute tennis shoes that Pinterest Experts love to pain … Continue reading

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Why do we Torture Ourselves?

Today, I decided to head back to my exercise routine–pilates reformer. I had major surgery in August and it took a little longer than I expected to recover. Several weeks out from the surgery I had moved from recovery to … Continue reading

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Trudging Through the Garbage

Stephen King was the first to call it as he saw it. In his amazing book, On Writing, he refers, unabashedly, to first drafts as “shitty” (I’m quoting King here). Is this true? Maybe, maybe not. As a writer, I … Continue reading

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My son the turtle

Today is World Turtle Day so we should shellabrate!  Seriously, it is World Turtle Day and turtles hold a very special place in my heart for two reason. The first being my grandmother. She wasn’t a great fan of turtles, per … Continue reading

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Help, My Editor Wants to Kill Me! by Char Chaffin

Okay, maybe nothing so drastic as that. Though having been on both sides of the writing bed, I can relate—and yet offer little sympathy either to myself in writer mode, or when I don my editor’s hat and deal with … Continue reading

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When Characters Take Over

I’m almost finished with my latest writing project. It’s a young adult fantasy romance with Arthurian legend overtones. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and I thought I had the whole thing plotted out before I began … Continue reading

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When the Muse Take a Vacation

Sun. Surf. Frothy drinks with little umbrellas. Gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes. SIGH. Sounds like the perfect vacation, right? I’m sure it is. And my Muse, that backstabbing b#*^!, has gone without me. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the … Continue reading

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